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Michael: America’s Wars on Democracy in Rwanda and the DR Congo
Excellent interview. I realize a big expensive book about Africa is not usually a choice for non-specialists, but I have…
Michael: Memory Loss in the Garden of Violence
What an incredible essay John Dower wrote. We will never find it in our educational system.
Michael: How Trump broke America
"Trump has broken America," says Cole. This is a phrase that will remain and percolate after reading the article. But…
Michael: Reps. Ocasio-Cortez, Lieu Introduce Amendment to Curtail Federal Crackdown on Protesters
Shouldn't the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878 against sending military troops into the US to enforce domestic policies relate to…
Max: Canadian Workers Fight to Nationalize GM Plant
Good idea and very doable. Other's like myself feel the same way. Linda McQuaig supports call for public ownership of…
Peter Bohmer: Questions Swirl Around Portland Police’s Coordination With Federal Officers
Excellent article,maybe change June 18 to July 18th.
Joel Isaacs: Energy isn’t just electricity
Thank you for shedding clarity on this vital area. And what are the next steps in changing the 51% of…
Peter Bohmer: Raise the Social Cost: An Important Strategic Concept; No Justice, No Peace!
What is posted here is revision of original article, posted earlier on July 23rd, 2020
Joel Isaacs: What Would the NHS Look Like if it Took Health Promotion Seriously?
Yes, and with the democratic right to participate in the management of their own place of work, you free workers…
gary: What Would the NHS Look Like if it Took Health Promotion Seriously?
I agree. To start I would suggest abolishing the band system and ending the role of 'team leader'. It's a…
Michael: Long Overdue For Latin America: A New “Good Neighbor Policy”
Excellent, excellent, excellent! Medea writes, "Instead of continuing down this imperial path of endless confrontation, U.S. policymakers need to stop,…
Kread: Imagine Yourself With Two Abusive Boyfriends …
Exactly. By voting for either Biden or Trump one is getting the same old government one deserves - corporate criminals,…
Kread: The Green Party’s Problematic Electoral Strategy
Not sure why 'establishment' Democrats would bother with a progressive agenda when progressives will vote for them in any case.…
Joel Isaacs: ‘Feds Stay Clear, Moms Are Here’
POWER TO THE MOM'S!!
Anil Eklavya: ‘Cancel culture’ letter is about stifling free speech, not protecting it
It seems that one can easily agree to the article, and even more so with the motivation (as far as…
Michael: Why Government Mostly Helps People Who Need It the Least—Even During a Crisis
The rich, the powerful have control of government, funding, resources, everything. They take care of their own and only dribble…
Michael: What If All Native Treaties Were Upheld?
I am a white man and I say "Bring on native rights!" The unjust, uncivilized, monstrous attacks on indigenous people…
Stephen Siegel: ‘Cancel culture’ letter is about stifling free speech, not protecting it
Jonathan, your reasoning escapes me. There is no contradiction between (a) defending the right of everyone to express ideas without…
Anil Eklavya: “Cancel Culture” & Making a Film About Tennis Legend Martina Navratilova
This story is being re-enacted again and again with different identities and causes these days and a major part of…
Anil Eklavya: Canceling the Cancel Culture
I came to know today about the following letter: https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/ I had asked for the authors opinion on Chomsky’s views…
Anil Eklavya: Cancel culture cannot erase a strong argument
I have not though specifically about these arguments about transphobia, so I would refrain from commenting on that, However, I…
Anil Eklavya: Canceling the Cancel Culture
I might add that ‘cancellation’, ‘deplatforming’ (this is the first time I came across this word) and blacklisting are ultimately…
Michael: The Left Is Remaking the World
"...a state whose primary allegiance is to people’s needs instead of profit. " This is normal, rational, and essential. It…
Neddy Merrill: ‘Cancel culture’ letter is about stifling free speech, not protecting it
Severe anxiety attack and mental confusion, and possible disorganized thinking. That would be my armchair diagnosis of what poor Mr.…
Tyler Cosgrove: Old SDSers, New DSAers, and Trump vs. Biden
This is definitely a complex issue but your article is frank and honest about the challenges while being spot on…
Brent Irving: It’s the economy, stupid! Or is it the stupid economy?
I would like to kindly recommend you try and get an economist, or more particularly an economist that understands the…
John reynolds: Trump Wants to Defund the Universities to Stop People Thinking
Trump couldn't make money running his casinos where the house has the edge. He's a bankrupt fraud who is pulling…
Kim Scipes: Is it Time for a New Labor Center in the United States?
If anyone is interested, my university has changed the URL to my list of publications (many with links to original…
Ali Ghorbani: Trump Must be Defeated, but Unions Shouldn’t be Democratic Party Cheerleaders
It was a good conversation and I learned a lot, especially about the working class movement in America. But, in…
Kread: Adjudicating the Chomsky-Greenwald Dispute on Lesser-Evil Voting
These "awakened leftists" have nowhere to go. Does it really have to be tweedle dum or tweedle dee? No it…
gary: Gearing Up or Dying Down
Reading of the revolution in Rojova I’m struck by what’s occurred under severe oppressive and violent attacks and embargos. Be…
Kread: Socialist Strategy and the Biden Debate
Or, more than likely, those who send the 2nd message will, once again, be set adrift after the election, no…
Pubcrawl Madrid: Mexico’s Sugar Skull Artists
Buen articulo! Esas calaveras son maravillosas, mi pregunta es si alguien sabe como subir la pagina web a Znetcompleta para…
Michael: Beware of Anti-Trump Republicans Who Endorse Joe Biden
William Rivers Pitt is undoubtedly correct. Biden in the White House is a "republican" in the White House. Make no…
owlishdog: Adjudicating the Chomsky-Greenwald Dispute on Lesser-Evil Voting
This is the same policy that has got us to where we are now. Nothing will change if we keep…
owlishdog: The Biden Problem
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owlishdog: The Biden Problem
The priority now seems to be just to get rid of Trump, but it shouldn't be at ANY cost. A…
owlishdog: In the U.S., the Second Wave Is Already Here
It isn't a second wave in the US. It's still the first wave, inadequately dealt with, just spreading to different…
Dave Markland: “Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably”
I think the transcript makes a couple of small errors, which unfortunately change the meaning of what Chomsky said. The…
Michael: Police states, pandemic, and the end of the university
This is one of the best and most comprehensive responses I have seen about today's education and its universal as…
Michael: “Trump Is the Worst Criminal in History, Undeniably”
What in the world can be added to what Noam says? "...again, the worst criminal in human history, so his…
Peter Straus: Juneteenth 29-Port Shutdown, an Historic Success
Yay! Beautiful! Brighter future!
Michael: US drinks beer, produces cars, military tech at expense of Mexican lives
US brutal capitalism. Cruel actions and attitudes. After 172 years, the US is still attacking, destroying, and taking from Mexico.…
Klok Macumbero: Mexico’s Sugar Skull Artists
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Michael: Supreme Court DACA Decision
The Trump presidency has brought many things into question, one of the most important is executive orders. It is clear…
Michael: Indian Muslims facing ‘genocidal climate’ amid pandemic
"He is cunning, but unintelligent. That is a dangerous combination." This sentence of Arundhati sounds so familiar to a person…
Anarcissie: “White Shield”
Getting old White guys in front is not new. Back in the day, I used to put on my good…
Michael: A Racist Culture
This is one of the best international analyses that I have seen of the reality, nature, and peril of racism.…
Mark Evans: Policing Is Irrelevant for Public Safety
I'm not sure I follow your argument, Justin. I also think that this is a very important issue that the…
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